Track and Field had a victorious weekend

Lauren Medeiros, Staff Writer

This past weekend, the Bucknell Men and Women’s Indoor Track Team hosted the Bison Tune-up meet. 

The men’s team dominated the meet, winning six events and scoring seven IC4A qualifications. 

In the 60 Meter Dash, both Brandon Foust ’25 and Cooper Hyken ’26 earned IC4A qualifications with Foust winning first place at 6.93 seconds and Hyken in second place at 6.95 seconds. Additionally, in the 200 Meter Dash, Cameron Sloan ’23 finished fourth with a time of 22.64, scoring him a spot at IC4A. 

Two other athletes who finished in first place and earned IC4A participation were Colby Belczyk ’25 and Brain Scotto ’25. Belczyk finished the 500 Meter Run with a time of 105.87, while Scotto completed the 60 Meter Hurdles with a time of 8.23 seconds. 

Braden Stryker ’25 (Shot Put) and Robert Feeney ’24 (Weight Throw) battled tough competition, and both came out victorious in second place, securing their ticket to the IC4A championship. 

Additionally, three more Bison athletes who won gold for the team were Gardy Philogene ’26 and Max Spaulding ’24, who tied in first place in the 400 Meter Dash with a time of 51.79, as well as Grant Ellis ’25, who jumped 6-05.00 in the High Jump. 

On the women’s side, a strong performance was also shown with another ECAC qualification and a new top-ten record. 

In the 500 Meter Run, Anna Posh ’25 ran an outstanding race at 1:15.90, earning her ECAC qualification.

In the 60 Meter Hurdles, Noel Fullman ’25 finished in third place with a time of 9.04, which wrote her into the Bucknell record books at ninth all-time. 

Furthermore, the Bison scored several first-place victories. Lila Gaughan ’24 clinched the gold in the 60 Meter Dash with a time of 7.95. 

Similarly, Colleen Linko ’24 earned top honors in two events: the 400 Meter Run with a time of 59.91, and as a leg of the Bucknell “A” Team for the 4×400 Meter Relay with Maddy Hippensteal ’24, Eva Lindner ’24 and Sarah Durkan ’24. The relay team’s time of 4:09.13 outpaced all other competition. 

The final first-place winner was Sarah Policano ’25 who led the way in the Mile Run with a time of 5:16.49. 

An outstanding thrower this weekend was Christine Ajao ’25 who earned second in Shot Put and third in Weight Throw. Her placement won her a the title of Patriot League Field Athlete of the Week.

Other athletes showing excellent performances were Abby Eisold ’24 scoring second in the High Jump, Lauren Joyce ’26 racing to fourth in the 3000 Meter Run, Jenny Scott ’23 placing fourth in the Pole Vault and Kaia Slaw ’24 jumping to fourth in the High Jump. 

Next Weekend on Feb. 25 and 26, the Bison are traveling to Annapolis, Md., to compete in the Patriot League Championships.

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